A popular Polk County high school principal is on paid administrative leave after he was arrested during a prostitution sting.
Sheriff Grady Judd said Cecil Edward McClellan was one of 89 people arrested over a one week investigation that just wrapped up. He knew the lingo to talk with the undercover detective, said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
Dr. Sherrie Nickell, superintendent of Polk County Schools, released a statement which says, "we are extremely disappointed in this news. However, our number one focus will continue to be on providing our students with a quality education and providing our school faculty with the support they need. Kathleen High School is an award-winning school, and I expect no less in the future."
Sheriff Judd said some of the others arrested included a local businessman and three women who traveled to the area to make money during the Republican National Convention.
"You think they'd learn by now, when you come to Polk County to violate the law, our folks are going to put you in jail, but 89 people had to learn a new lesson," Judd said.
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